Thomas McNicholas


Thomas McNicholas, 91, native of Ara Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland; beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen McNicholas nee Joyce;  loving father of Patrick (Deenna) and Sheila (James) McGreevy; cherished grandfather of Eileen (Mike) Mangers, Theresa McGreevy; Fr. Declan, Jacob (Brooke), Erin, Elissa (Andrew) Mack, Clare, Aiden, Peter and Timothy; devoted great-grandfather of Caleb, Liam, Rory Mangers, Logan and Cecilia McNicholas; dear brother of Pat (the late Kathleen), Ann (the late Larry) Butler, Philomena (the late Mike) O’Laughlin, the late Mary (the late Larry) Jennings, and the late John (the late Mary); brother-in-law of Patsy (the late James) Joyce,  Sean (Mary Jo) Joyce and the late Thomas (the late Nancy) Joyce, and the late Kathleen (the late Peter) Bradley; fond uncle of many; Proud member of Local #4. Funeral Monday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin) to Our Lady of Victory Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Patrick Fathers. For info 773-777-3944 or

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03/20/2022 - 03/21/2022

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8 thoughts on “Thomas McNicholas”

  1. Tar éis aistir fhada chrua
    Tá cladach ciúin sroichte agat”
    (Translation: After a long hard journey, you have reached a quiet shore)

    Farewell Uncle Tom for now . I will miss you. Thank you for being a terrific Uncle ! Love , Evelyn, Brian , Freddie & Brian

  2. Tom Was a Kind gentle Man a Great Husband
    Father Grandfather and Great Grandfather.May God Rest his Beautiful Soul

  3. On behalf of the Members and Officers of LIUNA Local #4, I want to express our deepest condolences to the Mc Nicholas family on the passing of Tom. He will be remembered as gentlemen and a great union man. Tom taught many laborers’ the ins and outs of constructing deep foundations (caisson work) in Chicago and throughout the United States. He was appreciated for his knowledge and his willingness to share his work experiences with his fellow laborers. Tom was a member of Local #4 for 62 years. He will be missed.

  4. Tom has been like a brother to me for the past 60 years.
    I will miss him the way I miss his beautiful wife Mary Ellen…
    He is at his rest with her now, our deepest condolences to his family.
    Fondly Margaret & Tom.

  5. Shelia and Jim so sorry to hear. I remember what a touchstone he was to your lives. Gods speed Thomas.

  6. Sincere sympathy to the McNicholas family on the passing of Tom. We have very fond memories of him growing up in the village of Ara along with his many visits home! You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May he rest in peace. From the Reddington family – Nora, Paddy, Josie (Cosgrove) and Maisie.

  7. Our sincere sympathies to the McNicholas Family on the passing of Tom. We have fond memories of Tom. I know there was a huge welcoming committee waiting for him in heaven! I can just hear the laughter.
    Rest in Peace Tom

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